Work Visa for Artists, Athletes, Performers & Models

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Work Visa for Artists, Athletes, Performers & Models

We focus on counseling corporate clients on various immigration matters. We provide efficient and proactive corporate immigration solutions and assist more than 100 of the Fortune 500 companies to bring global talent and their families to work and live in Italy. We are acquainted with assisting large corporations and strictly comply with company policies, privacy protection, and anti-bribery policies.

We can assist clients with every step of the process, from the initial work permit (Nulla Osta) application with the Immigration Office (Sportello Unico per l’Immigrazione) until the final collection of the residence permit. Through our network of 100+ local consultants, we accompany our clients in person in all major cities in Italy and guarantee a complete and well-presented application to achieve a higher chance of success.

Our services include:
  • Legal advice on immigration compliance
  • Provide drafts and advise on documentations
  • Prepare and submit work permit application
  • Provide guidelines on Visa application
  • Practical assistance and personal accompany for contract of stay application
  • Practical assistance and personal accompany for all appointment regarding to residence permit application
Extra Services:
  • Document translation and Attestation
  • Legalization / Apostille
  • Posted worker notification
  • Residency registration with Town-hall
  • Health National Service registration
  • Identity Card application
  • Home feasibility certificate

If you are looking for an immigration service provider in Italy, contact us for an initial consultation and price quote by filling out the online form, or send an email to online form, or send an email to Our immigration consultants will reach out to you shortly via email. Please note that in case of complex issues we may require a consultation fee for the initial assessment and schedule a 30 minutes call with one of our immigration experts.

Find out the pathways to obtain Italian Visa & Residence Permits

Here below is an overview of common Italian visa and residence permit options for artists/athletes/performers/models. By clicking the “READ MORE” button, you will find more detailed information about eligibility, documents and requirements, application procedures, and our services and assistance.

Sport Visa

Visa for short-term sport events (up to 90 days) - Foreign athletes who need to participate in a sports event in Italy shall apply for a short-term Sport Competition Visa at the Italian Consulate in the country of residence. This type of visa authorizes the holder to stay in Italy for up to 90 days to take part in a sports competition/event without performing continuous sports activities.
Long-term Sport visa - Foreign athletes who need to move to Italy for sports purposes must apply for a long-term Sports Visa, which allows for a long-term stay in Italy and to perform professional activities for an Italian Sports Association.
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Visa for Fashion Models

Fashion models typically enter Italy with business visas for short-term business meetings and castings. For short-term/long-term work purpose stay instead, Italian law does not foresee a special work visa for fashion models and therefore their immigration process is regulated by the general work immigration process. An option for fashion models to work in Italy is the Self-employment visa (visto per lavoro autnomo).
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Work Permits for Artists, Actors, and Film crews

In order to perform in Italy, foreign artists are required to obtain a work permit/visa and residence permit (if required), regardless of the duration of the work to be performed. Performing in Italy always requires work authorization, either in the form of a work permit or work visa. Entry on business is allowed only if the individuals travel to Italy for business meetings and orientation tours.
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Visa for Internationally well-known artists

Internationally well-known and highest repute artists, artists of recognised high professional qualification or artists who are hired by well-known Italian theatres, important public institutions, public television or well-known national private televisions (requirements set in Visa Decree May 11, 2011 n.850) can apply for an artist self-employment visa (long stay – D type).
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